How to create a title page for your dissertation

Date published by Date updated: April 10, 2017

The title page is the front page of your dissertation and here you state the title, your name and the names of your supervisors. You can put an illustration or picture on the title page since your dissertation or thesis must, of course, also look good.

Creating a dissertation title page in Word

It is very easy to create a title page in Word. You can do this using one of the examples that Word has already made for you. This is handy, because you don’t have to spend a lot of time on the layout of the title page. You can insert a title page by going to the ‘INSERT’ tab on the toolbar and clicking on ‘Cover Page’.

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Title page templates in Word

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Example title page 1

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Example title page 2

Illustration or photo on your dissertation title page

A good illustration really makes your dissertation come to life. You can use stock photos for this. These are high-resolution photos that look very professional. You can download high-quality stock photos for free on the following websites:

With abstract topics it is often difficult to find a suitable image. In this case, you could add a tag cloud to your title page. You can have this made (for free) by WordClouds.

Checklist for the title page

Information page

If you have a lot of information you want to put on your title page, and you do not want to ruin the design of your title page, you can decide to add an information page. Sometimes an information page is required by your educational program.

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Article by Bas Swaen

Bas is co-founder of Scribbr. Bas loves to teach and is an experienced thesis writer. He tries to help students with writing clear and easy to comprehend articles about difficult topics.

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